Are you interested in getting your walking shoes on more?

“Walking The Block” offers the opportunity to take some daily exercise right on your doorstep in the shape of a pre-planned half mile walk either as a group or by yourself at a pace and time of your choosing.

Taking a short break from your desk combined with a bit of exercise is a great opportunity to recharge your batteries.  Check out the benefits of getting outdoors in Lanarkshire in the video.   You can plot your own route from your home or work base and distance you want to cover using a route mapping tool .

If you were to do a half mile distance, that’s around approx. 1,000 steps, for most the walk can be completed comfortably within your lunch break, with plenty of time (before or after) to actually eat your lunch.  For the more energetic if you walked a mile it  would amount to 5 miles or approx. 10,000 additional steps per working week … a healthy addition to your current fitness regime!

More ideas for walking more often

Like the idea of walking more as part of a group? There’s a variety of 35 weekly Get Walking Lanarkshire groups and plus many other local walking groups.


There’s so much to see and do in Lanarkshire. Make the most of the great outdoors at one of the  area’s fine country parks and estates with this guide on ten top walks.


For walking and cycling routes not far from your door step check out this  NL walking and cycling  routes map.


 On the map below you’ll find routes around Strathclyde park or check out the app store and search for walking cycling Lanarkshire.



walk highlands for great short and long walking routes across North Lanarkshire and Scotland.